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October 25 2017, 7AM

I like to think that there will come a point in my life where I will have time to think about something other than teaching, but I think I’m a little way off that yet. I’m just over a third of the way into Semester 1 and already Semester 2 is ... [blog posts] [syllabi] [theology]

September 27, 8AM

Thanks to everyone who commented on the last version of my close reading worksheet, now re-named a critical reading worksheet after it turned out that “close reading” is its own specific kind of thing, and tweaked a bit in response to suggesti... [blog posts] [pedagogy]

September 25, 6AM

I’m teaching my first Great Christian Thinkers class on Friday, and because it’s meant to be a course that orients my students to their degree as a whole and we’re opening on the theme of ‘What Matters Most?’, we’re goi... [blog posts] [pedagogy] [The University]

September 12, 9AM

I’m planning to give my first year undergraduates a worksheet designed to help them engage with the theological and philosophical texts we study during our course. I’ve noticed that a lot of my students struggle to find critical ways into the ... [blog posts] [pedagogy]

September 9, 7AM

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions for the course I’m teaching this semester on Gender, Sexuality and the Bible. I’ve now finished the module handbook and am pretty excited about teaching it. At my institution we run a bunch of courses fo... [blog posts] [Gender] [sexuality] [syllabi]

August 31, 5AM

Thanks to everyone who made suggestions for my Great Christian Thinkers course. It’s taken me a lot of work to figure out how to balance all the different elements I needed to incorporate: how to make it interesting to philosophers and theologians, ... [blog posts]

July 7, 7AM

Reading over some of my old work on the theme of divine and revolutionary violence in Žižek today it struck me how odd it is that although his discussion of these themes relies very heavily on Benjamin’s Critique of Violence, whose discussion of ... [blog posts] [Marxism] [politics] [Zizek]

June 6, 5AM

I’ve inherited a first year course called ‘Great Christian Thinkers’, which has two parts: in one semester the idea is to help students understand what’s expected of them in the transition from school to university (high school to ... [blog posts]

May 31, 7AM

Friends of the blog Simon Podmore, Duane Williams and David Lewin have a new book out featuring chapters from Agata Bielik-Robson, Steve Shakespeare, Alex Dubilet and myself. My chapter in the book is titled ‘Not peace but a sword: Dionysius, Žiže... [blog posts] [publications]

May 15, 6AM

Next year I’ll be teaching a course titled, ‘Gender, Sexuality and the Bible’. I’ve inherited a module description, which includes the following elements: Module Summary The module will introduce the range and complexity of the Bib... [blog posts] [teaching]

May 13, 9AM

‘The female person who enacts the existence of women in patriarchal society must live a contradiction: as human she is a free subject who participates in transcendence, but her situation as a woman denies her that subjectivity and transcendence. My ... [Academia] [blog posts] [Gender]
‘The female person who enacts the existence of women in patriarchal society must live a contradiction: as human she is a free subject who participates in transcendence, but her situation as a woman denies her that subjectivity and transcendence. My ... [Academia] [blog posts] [Gender]

April 27, 1PM

Francis Fukuyama was right: we were at the end of history, the ‘happy 90s’ a brief millennarian period before the arrival of judgment day: the global financial crisis. We live now in a secularized version of the medieval world structure. At the founda... [blog posts] [Prince of This World Book Event]

April 25, 12 PM

Approach the page with trepidation. Writing is a miracle of creation ex nihilo; to begin to write is to take a step off a precipice. There may be nothing there to stop your fall. Procrastinate until you are too tired not to write, until it is easier to wr... [blog posts] [Writing]

January 19, 10AM

I have a chapter in a new book out now: Afxentis Afxentiou, Robin Dunford and Michael Neu (eds), Exploring Complicity: Concepts, Cases and Critiques (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). My chapter is called ‘For Our Sins: Christianity, Complicity and t... [blog posts] [publications]

January 5, 3AM

Readers of this blog might be in this newish blog by Tom Hunt – Patristics 1954: Late Antiquity, Early Christianity and the Algerian War. I’m sure Adam in particular will be glad to see that not quite everyone writing interesting things online... [blog posts] [Blogroll]
Readers of this blog might be in this newish blog by Tom Hunt – Patristics 1954: Late Antiquity, Early Christianity and the Algerian War. I’m sure Adam in particular will be glad to see that not quite everyone writing interesting things online... [blog posts] [Blogroll]

December 30 2016, 5AM

Following on a suggestion from APS, for the past couple of years I’ve been keeping a note of all the books I finish. It’s been helpful to have a record, although occasionally difficult to resist turning it into a measure of productivity and co... [blog posts] [Books]

December 19, 6AM

Next semester I’ll be teaching a module on political philosphy to a mixture of first year students taking courses in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics and in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. This is the rubric I’ve inherited: This module intr... [blog posts] [teaching]

December 6, 2PM

I’ve just finished reading Žižek’s book on the refugee crisis,  Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours. Don’t read it: it’s terrible. It’s all of the worst bits of Žižek wi... [blog posts] [politics] [Zizek]

9AM

Next semester I’ll be teaching a module on ‘The Many Faces of Jesus’ that I’ve inherited from a predecessor. This is the module description and indicative course outline I’m working with: I’ve got some freedom to work w... [blog posts] [teaching]

November 28, 10AM

For a good few years now, ‘the left’ has been repeatedly returning to arguments about ‘identity politics’ – whether it’s a proper concern for left political debate and struggle, whether it’s compatible with an ana... [blog posts] [politics]

November 14, 5AM

There’s a new edition of Theology and Sexuality out now, collecting articles from a panel organised by the Gay Men and Religion group at AAR, reflecting on twenty years since the publication of Robert Shore-Goss’s important book Jesus ACTED U... [blog posts]

November 8, 11AM

Various AUFS contributors will be giving papers or presiding at the AAR in San Antonio this year. Here’s a list of some of the places you’ll find us; feel free to use the comments below to highlight any panels/papers/buffets AUFS readers might... [blog posts] [Conference Papers]

November 4, 10AM

This post is Linn Tonstad’s response to the various contributors to the event on her book, God and Difference. The introduction to the book event and links to all the posts are available here. I want to express my thanks to all the contributors an... [blog posts] [God and Difference book event]

October 31, 8AM

This is a guest post by Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD . Robyn is Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and Public Theologian in Residence at Faith Matters Network, Nashville, TN.  Their work has a prim... [blog posts] [God and Difference book event]

October 24, 12 PM

This is a guest post by Ashon Crawley. Ashon is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California, Riverside. His research and teaching experiences are in the areas of Black Studies, Performance Theory and Sound Studies, Philosophy and Th... [blog posts] [God and Difference book event]

October 21, 10AM

  Trinitarian theology has lost its way. It has become – as I demonstrate in this book – a way to enjoin practices of sacrifice and submission under the panner of countering the rapaciousness of modern subjectivity. The problem with Christian the... [blog posts] [Christian Theology] [God and Difference book event] [queer theology] [Trinity] [tri]

September 26, 11AM

A brief reminder that in late October/early November this year we’ll be hosting the next AUFS book event on Linn Tonstad’s recent book God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality and the Transformation of Finitude. Linn was recently appointed Assist... [blog posts] [God and Difference book event]

August 23, 10AM

In late October/early November this year we’ll be hosting the next AUFS book event on Linn Tonstad’s recent book God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality and the Transformation of Finitude. Linn was recently appointed Assistant Professor of ... [blog posts]

August 9, 4AM

I have a new article out in a special edition of Religions edited by Michael Thate and Douglas Davies, on the theme Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice, and Identity. My article, ‘It’s Not the Money but the Love of Money That Is the Root of ... [blog posts] [Political Theology] [publications] [Red Tory]

July 28, 1AM

I recently edited a special edition of Modern Believing looking at the relationship between philosophy and Christianity; it’s out now and you can read it here (hit me up if you want to read anything in there but don’t have institutional acces... [Black theology] [blog posts] [Christian Theology] [philosophy] [publications] [theology] [Zizek]

July 21, 3AM

Adam is right that what we do on social media has analogies with liturgy. But it’s that analogy which highlights the problems with his broader argument about the aimlessness of those liturgical practices. Liturgy is not merely vain repetition, dead... [blog posts] [Social networks]

June 2, 7AM

This is the text of a talk I gave at Greenbelt Festival 2014. The theme of the Festival was “Travelling Light”; my talk was originally called “Travelling Heavy”, and I summarised it for the programme as follows: Christianity doesn... ["the church"] [Black theology] [blog posts] [charity] [Christian activism] [Christian Theology] [Cone] [empire] [James Cone] [malcolm x] [Race] [Sermons] [theology]

May 23, 9AM

Further to Adam’s post, I want to briefly sketch why I think it is that Žižek so commonly and consistently fails to think well or carefully about the issues he dismisses as ‘identity politics’ – questions of racism, sexism, trans... [blog posts] [Gender] [Race] [Zizek]

March 1, 9AM

I recently did an interview with the guys over at Freestyle Christianity, and you can listen to it here.Filed under: blog posts, interviews [blog posts] [Interviews]

February 3, 7AM

I’ve been thinking recently about the links between Žižek’s Eurocentrism and the role that Christianity plays in his work, and in doing so I’ve been returning to some of his earlier work, in which he’s less interested, as of late... [blog posts] [Zizek]

January 20, 6AM

There’s a new issue of the journal Postscripts out: a special issue on radical interpretations of the Bible, edited by Michael J Sandford. It’s got a piece by Sandford on whether we can understand Jesus as a Luxury Communist, one by Robert J ... [Biblical Studies] [blog posts] [publications]

January 6, 9AM

Workshop Details and Registration 29 January 2016 from 9am, Darwin Conference Suite 3, University of Kent Free, Registration requested via the following link: https://​www​.kent​.ac​.uk/​l​a​w​/​s​o​c​r​i​l​/​e​v​e​n... [blog posts]

October 19, 9AM

I gave a lecture today about the fall of the Roman empire that preceded the medieval period and was struck by how weirdly resonant it seemed. Jacques le Goff’s great book “Medieval Civilization 400-1500” points to two key factors that le... [blog posts]
I gave a lecture today about the fall of the Roman empire that preceded the medieval period and was struck by how weirdly resonant it seemed. Jacques le Goff’s great book “Medieval Civilization 400-1500” points to two key factors that le... [blog posts]

October 13, 4AM

As I’ve mentioned earlier this year, I’m teaching the medieval half of a course on Medieval and Reformation Europe this year. We’ve now finally finished the syllabus and module handbook for the course, which started this week (PDF of my ... [syllabi]
As I’ve mentioned earlier this year, I’m teaching the medieval half of a course on Medieval and Reformation Europe this year. We’ve now finally finished the syllabus and module handbook for the course, which started this week (PDF of my ... [syllabi]

October 11, 4AM

I’ve been reading a lot of medieval history recently in preparation to teach about medieval Christian Europe this term. What’s mostly struck me so far is how depressingly familiar it seems. There are whole books to be written (perhaps there al... [blog posts]

August 24, 7AM

Worlds without End is its own multiverse of multiverses. Probable, possible, and profoundly unlikely universes multiply across its pages, splitting off from one another in infinite trouser-legs of time, bubbling up from one another’s surfaces, emerging ... [Mary-Jane Rubenstein] [Worlds Without End Book Event]

May 26, 6AM

Next year I’ll be co-teaching a module on ‘The Making of Modern Christianity: Medieval and Reformation Europe.’ I’ll be taking the medieval section of the module (I can’t tell you how glad I am not to have to teach Luther). I... [blog posts] [teaching]

April 4, 10AM

This week David Cameron ventured into the realm of political theology, boldly speaking up for ‘the values on which our nation was built’ – that is, ‘the values of Easter and the Christian religion – compassion, forgiveness, kindness,... [blog posts] [Political Theology]

March 4, 8AM

Readers of the blog may be interested in a book event on Davis Hankins’ recent ‘The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence’ that’s currently taking place over at the Working Group on Contemporary Materialism blog. An... [blog posts] [Biblical Studies] [Job] [link posts] [Materialism]

January 30, 1PM

We thought we had successfully disenchanted the world, had exorcised the last sprite and fairy, thrown away our spellbooks and our alchemical paraphernalia, given up on the quest for the true language and the philosopher’s stone, and gotten past our dep... [blog posts] [Catherine Keller] [Cloud of the Impossible Book Event]

November 18 2014, 9AM

The term ‘Afrofuturism’ was coined by Mark Dery in his article ‘Black to the Future: Interviews with Samuel R. Delany, Greg Tate, and Tricia Rose’. I finally got round to reading the piece recently; as you might infer, it’s not my area of expert... [blog posts] [Contemporary Fiction] [music] [popular culture] [Race]

July 30, 11AM

‘Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?’ – Lady Macbeth In the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas addresses the problem of the vials of Christ’s blood so plentifully held in reliquaries across Europe. If Ch... [Blood A Critique of Christianity Book Event]

June 8, 1PM

  I was recently the respondent to a presentation by Dr Mathew Guest of the findings of his recent co-authored report (with Sonya Sharma and Robert Song) on gender and career progression in Theology and Religious Studies departments in the UK (Spoi... [blog posts] [Academia] [Christian Theology] [feminism] [Gender]
  I was recently the respondent to a presentation by Dr Mathew Guest of the findings of his recent co-authored report (with Sonya Sharma and Robert Song) on gender and career progression in Theology and Religious Studies departments in the UK (Spoi... [blog posts] [Academia] [Christian Theology] [feminism] [Gender]

March 31, 10AM

As surprising as it may seem to those of us who consider ourselves, despite it all, theologians, Anthony Paul Smith comes in peace. ‘Ultimately’, he writes, ‘this non-philosophical and non-theological practice, with all its constitutive parts, decla... [Christian Theology] [ecology] [non-theology] [prodigal son]
As surprising as it may seem to those of us who consider ourselves, despite it all, theologians, Anthony Paul Smith comes in peace. ‘Ultimately’, he writes, ‘this non-philosophical and non-theological practice, with all its constitutive parts, decla... [A Non-Philosophical Theory of Nature Book Event] [Christian Theology] [ecology] [non-theology] [prodigal son]